Family Tanagers (Thraupidae)


Vampire Ground-finch (Geospiza septentrionalis)


French: Géospize vampire German: Vampirgrundfink Spanish: Pinzón de Darwin chupasangre

Geospiza scandens septentrionalis

Rothschild and E. J. O. Hartert

, 1899,

Wolf Island, Galapagos


Recent molecular work has shown that this taxon and G. acutirostris, both previously included in G. difficilis (page 860), are not sisters to each other or to difficilis, so that each requires species status#R#R. Monotypic.


Darwin and Wolf, in extreme NW Galapagos Is.

Descriptive notes

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Recommended citation

del Hoyo, J. & Collar, N. (2018). Vampire Ground-finch (Geospiza septentrionalis). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 25 March 2018).